Start-up Ecosystem

Latvian Start-up environment is dynamic and rapidly growing. To nurture this growth, all important stakeholders – private and public sectors, investors, academia and start-up enthusiasts – joined hands together.

Nowadays Latvian Start-up infrastructure consists of 200+ active start-ups, a pool of institutional investors and business angels, a diverse range of modern co-working spaces, dozens of incubators fuelled by government, academia and private individuals, as well as a calendar full of exciting gatherings, productive conferences, hackathons and meetups. Moreover, a unique Start-up Law has been passed and Start-up Visa is in the making, in order to make Latvian start-up ecosystem vibrant and productive.

Read more about the Latvian Start-up environment on the start-up community platform Labs of Latvia.

Government Support

Latvian government has particular interest and determination in helping the start-up infrastructure develop and attract the right people to do the right thing.

The government helps the start-up ecosystem development at various stages: ideation & conceptualization, initiation, development and expansion. No matter what stage you have reached – there is a support mechanism just for you!

Here is a quick glance at the support programmes, offered by Latvian government and implemented by LIAA:

THINK!
START!
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